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  • Plan Vacations with the Help of a Storage Unit
    By jeff on March 23, 2011 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    Fairfax storage units are located in the great State of Virginia.  We have been planning our next vacation and going east won over going west.  We try to take a democratic vote in our family, which has three children, and yours truly and the lovely wife.  We have a lot of fun with this as the adults too, except the part behind the scenes in which we adults figure out where we can afford to go and the type of trip it could be.  Vacations can be quite expensive these days so planning even with this method, is important.  We were surprised how the vote with though.  Our choices were Texas, Houston and Dallas, and the beach.  We could have gone north, to Minnesota and the Mall of America and the island way up there where no cars are allowed just horses and carriages.   Arizona and the Grand Canyon would have been exciting but nope, it did not win. We are in the storage business and we have been to Fairfax before, but not the kids.  We thought our girls would choose Florida, but they did not.  The final winner was a trip to our capital of the United States of America, Washington D.C. and Virginia; we called it the history vacation.  Even the name we thought would turn off our kids, kids do not like history.  What, no Disneyland or Mickey Mouse?  They want to learn something about our country?  There must be a catch or a reason we have not discovered yet.  The Grand Canyon sounded so great with a donkey ride and things like that, but the east won out.  Well, maybe we are putting too much into all of this and maybe the kids know enough about the cities out east to visit and go to on a vacation.  The museum will be great and we heard that the great State of Virginia has also great beaches.  So maybe it is a beach thing after all, but we are all excited by the trip and a Mom and a Dad can be proud of the choice.

    Fairfax storage units in the great State of Virginia will be on our radar.  We might pass right through it, we do not know as of yet, because the details will be worked out later and the money counted.  Some tourist attractions can be so expensive, it boggles the mind.  Vacations these days may cost as much as five thousand dollars where back in my day, our family always thought a thousand dollar vacation was a very good vacation and we only took one of those.  We were not the richest people in our town, we were firmly middle class.  We still are, but salaries have risen and just about everything is more money to buy today.   We will probably spend four to five thousand ourselves and we have budgeted something in that range.  Nothing beats a great family vacation though.

    Fairfax storage units are located in the great State of Virginia.  We will see you soon.  We will see the war memorials too and the White House and the giant Abraham Lincoln.  We will spend at least two days in the Smithsonian Museum.  That is all pretty exciting to us as we move toward the dates.  Buckle up everybody, here we come.

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  • City Life is Made Easier When You Rent a Storage Unit
    By jeff on January 24, 2011 | 17 Comments17 Comments  Comments

    Downtown Kansas City storage is in a very good location indeed.  Downtown living usually has little storage space and Kansas City is no different.  Lofts and apartments are convenient but small.  A young population has made lofts and these small digs very popular now, but if one has a lot of things, space is hard to come by.

    Downtown Kansas City storage is needed by the city dwellers who like to buy stuff too, and need a place to put it.  Some lofts may be only six hundred to eight hundred square feet total and that is with very little space to store things.  Some people store their winter things in the storage space, than drag it out and replace it with summer clothes and summer activities things like boats, swimming gear, and inner tubes and floats, and everything else.  Hobbies are stored in spaces too and some people have their storage spaces as workshops with tools and workbenches in them.  Some have electricity in them or the customers bring generators.  Downtown Kansas City storage has climate-controlled units that keep things from not getting too hot or too cold.  Items can contract and expand and things like computers can be ruined in very hot small spaces.

    Storage units come in all different price ranges and sizes, from tiny two by two feet to large ten by forty feet units.  Some are inside where people wheel provided carts around, and some, one can drive right up to their unit to get things out or put things in.  People store cars, boats, tools, clothes, and furniture.  Some things can not be stored like hazards and chemicals and of course animals.  Do not put your animals in storage.  Not a good idea.

    Most storage spaces are tall enough for large items.  Small businesses use storage units to save money and warehouse expenses.  Very smart.  Why spend a ton of money to start a business when it might fail or struggle for a few years.  The times to get in your storage space can vary, but some have twenty-four hour access that can really help small business.  Downtown locations are great and Downtown Kansas City storage will appease we believe.  Storage has become so popular in recent years one can see them in a lot of different places.  It makes sense for a lot of people who are trying to get rid of clutter, but do not want to throw items away that are sentimental or valuable.  Baseball cards and antiques and old toys or old beds or anything else that matters can be stored safely and well.  There are millions of square feet of storage in America and if you need one there should be one nearby.  So go out, buy things, help the economy, and put people back to work.  Get storage and fill it up.  Visit flea markets, garage sales, and swap meets and fill up your storage space.  Who cares?  Be a hoarder if you want.  Maybe you will be on that TV show for hoarders.  You might get famous.

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  • Low Cost Self Storage Is Now Cheaper
    By admin on April 4, 2009 | 2 Comments2 Comments  Comments

    In recent years, low cost self storage facilities have emerged as one of the most convenient services for safekeeping of household items and others goods. But, despite their increasing popularity, many people are still concerned about the cost associated with renting of this kind of storing and cargo related facilities. Some people have the misconception that the money they spend on safekeeping place will result in additional financial burden. That is the reason why they still hesitate using these services. However, contrary to such misconceptions, if you study the various aspects associated with these storing services, you will find that renting various types of cargo units have now become much easier than it was ever before. In fact, you will be amazed to see that you can save a lot of money by using these services. Here is a brief rundown on some of the reasons why you must reconsider your defensive stance towards storing and using these services.

    The Length Of Time Vs The Amount You Pay

    If you are looking only at the amount charged by the owners of places of safekeeping units, you may find the amount considerably very high. But, when you see the price in terms of the length of time you can use the services, you will find the cost quite affordable. You definitely cannot find a conventional system of safekeeping at such a great price. In fact these days many low cost self storage options are available for all types of consumers.

    Low Price For Long Term Storing Service

    Many people also have the delusion that renting a cargo or safekeeping unit for a longer time will cost them a fortune, which is also not true. These days, because of the cutthroat competition in the market, every storing facility owner is trying to keep the prices of their services low and affordable. In particular, if you are in need of long-term storing service, you can easily find the lowest possible price for different types of places for safekeeping. All you have to do is to do a thorough comparison-shopping and some research on the internet. In fact, the benefits of renting a storing facility always outweigh the cons. The cost you will be paying for a long-term storing space use will always be little in comparison to the overall amount that you can save by using these low cost self storage facilities.    

    Space Vs Cost Ratio

    You are always charged reasonably based on the amount of space you are using for the purpose of storing. For example, 100 square-feet of space will cost you only around 100 dollars per month, which is obviously not a very big price considering the amount of space you will use. Business owners and other affluent customers may get some more cost-effective offers, as they need bigger spaces for much longer periods of time.

    Special Discount Offers

    What is more, because of the high competition in the storing market, owners of cargo spaces also offer lots of special discounts to their customers. In particular, if you are a first-time user, you can get offered a very low cost self storing facility at heavy discounts.

    Therefore, it is always wise to shop around and get quotes from multiple storing space owners so that you can compare the same and sign up with the one that is offering you the best low cost self storing services at the best price.

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  • Self Storage Is Unpredictable
    By admin on November 8, 2006 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    Written by Dana Shields PhoneSmart call center head supervisor and business blog writer.

    Welcome to the PhoneSmart self storage blog, an inside peek into self storage trends in the self storage industry.

    I have worked in a lot of businesses and industries that were predictable. You could pretty much guess when you would be busy and when things would be slower by looking at the trends for the season. For instance, at retail store you knew you would be busy when it was back to school time and during Christmas. I worked at bottled Water Company where we were always busy in the summer time and slowed down during winter months. I also work at a call center for carpet cleaning. That was pretty much busy during the summer and around the holidays.
    But I can’t seem to get a handle on self storage. I do the work schedule for the PhoneSmart call center. We take calls for self storage facilities all over the United States. And I cannot ever guess correctly when will be busy.
    During summer time it is a given that people are moving, and students need self storage for the summer until school starts again. But getting the schedule right for a week or even a month is tough. Sometimes we are busy in the beginning of the month or at the end of the month. Sometimes not, sometimes the day will start out really busy then it will slow down, but it also could stay busy all day. There are times in January it is busy and we wonder what is going on. You would think it is too cold do any moving. But will we get those calls.
    I have tried for at least two years to get the schedule right I just cant do it. I can’t ever guess it right. So that is why I say, “storage is unpredictable”.
    I wonder if there is a list self storage secrets that I do not know about or maybe there is a storage insider diary, that tells other companies but does not let me know. Well if you are out there please let me know because storage is unpredictable business to me.

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